He who erected heav'n's bright arch

He who erected heav'n's bright arch

Tune: CREDITON (Clark)
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6 He who erected heav’ns bright arch,
and bade the planets roll,
who peopled all the climes of earth,
and form'd the human soul,

7 Thus saith the Lord, Thee have I rais'd,
my Prophet thee install;
in right I’ve rais'd thee, and in strength
I’ll succour whom I call.
8 I will establish with the lands
a covenant in thee,
to give the Gentile nations light,
and set the pris’ners free:

9 Asunder burst the gates of brass;
the iron fetters fall;
and gladsome light and liberty
are straight restor'd to all.
10 I am the Lord, and by the name
of great Jehovah known;
no idol shall usurp my praise,
nor mount into my throne.

11 Lo! former scenes, predicted once
conspicuous rise to view;
and future scenes, predicted now,
shall be accomplish'd too.
12 Sing to the Lord in joyful strains!
let earth his praise resound,
ye who upon the ocean dwell,
and fill the isles around!

13 O city of the Lord! begin
the universal song;
and let the scatter'd villages
the cheerful notes prolong.
14 Let Kedar’s wilderness afar
lift up its lonely voice;
and let the tenants of the rock
with accents rude rejoice;

15 Till ‘midst the streams of distant lands
the islands sound his praise;
and all combin'd, with one accord,
Jehovah’s glories raise.

Source: The Irish Presbyterian Hymnbook #R23b

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First Line: He who erected heav'n's bright arch
Language: English
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